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2013 Australian Tornado Nationals Report

Geographe Bay Yacht Club hosted the 2013 Tornado Australian Championships as part of Raceweek.  The Tornado has only recently been dropped from the Olympics but is still the fastest one design catamaran competing in many countries as a class.

Invitation Race

The Invitation Race before the ten race series was sailed in a ten knot classic north-west sea breeze that is unique to Geographe Bay and 'Black Caviar' shows a clean set of heals to win the invitation race and stretch the winning streak to 17 races. This was about to come to an end in another few races when  the real racing got under way a few days later. There were threats of a trip to the Knackery after the streak ended but in the end the old nag held in for a healthy over all victory. ( 'Black Caviar', the nick name of the Windrush Tornado,  is the name of a special Australian race horse who is still undefeated after 22 races including racing in Australia and the UK at the premier sprint races).

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2013-14 European Championships

2013-14 European Championships

Date: 17th - 22nd May 2013
Location: Lake Constance, Austria
Yacht Club: Yacht Club Rhein Delta, YCRD, Austria
More information on the event

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International Events

The recognised international events for Tornadoes are the European Chamionshsips and World Championships.  Australian Tornado sailors have been successfully competing in both of these events for many years and now have several boats in Europe for this purpose.